Twitter Highlights from Google I/O Last Week

July 2, 2012 by Lisa Oshima | Uncategorized

  • Waiting to get into #googleio keynote. I’ll be tweeting on the inside. #
  • Standing in a sea of dudes at #googleio http://t.co/5CliXtXE #
  • The keynote at #googleio just kicked off. There are now 400 million #android devices out there worldwide. #
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be the newest OS. Project Butter improves the OS & includes VSync, Triple Buffering, Touch Responsiveness #
  • #android #jellybean looks a lot faster and smoother than #icecreamsandwich on the demo they’re showing on-screen #googleio #
  • Widgets in #jellybean move fluidly on the home screen, re-sizing to fit. You can also now flick apps off your screen. #googleio #
  • Google also announces offline voice typing to allow you to type with your voice – even when you’re on a plane. cool! #googleio #
  • Offline voice typing will be for US English only for now. New languages launching soon #googleio #
  • Android now has improved support for Arabic and Hebrew with 18 new input languages including Persian, Hindi and Thai. #googleio #
  • Android #jellybean also includes improved accessibility including integrated brail support. #
  • Gesturing is improved on #jellybean allowing you to pinch, zoom, scroll, and swipe. They’re demoing photo viewing now. #googleio #
  • New #androidbeam features announed… You can pair your phone with an NFC device in one tap. #
  • Notifications are also improved in #jellybean – calendar, gmail, calls, etc. are all manageable through notifications now. #
  • Notifications expand as they bubble up to the top & you can manually expand them with a 2 finger gesture #googleio #jellybean #
  • Search has been re-designed in #jellybean New UI – Knowledge graph shows search results in the form of quick cards #googleiio #
  • Voice Search is faster in #jellybean It voice answers & shows you an info card with text & pics #googleio #
  • “Google Now” looks awesome. It gives you the right info at the right time automagically – using your calendar, maps, etc #googleio #
  • #GoogleNow is either really cool or really creepy. It’s like your own personal assistant – seemingly more capable than #siri #googleio #
  • #GoogleNow reads your calendar, knows how far your mtgs are away and tells you when to leave for your meeting #googleio #
  • #googlenow also lets you know where to get food nearby and book a table. #
  • #jellybean will roll out to select phones starting in mid July. SDK is available today #googleio #
  • Android hardware developers are now supported with a Platform Developer Kit (#PDK) #googleio #
  • Google Play’s Chris Yerga takes the stage.. #googleio #
  • 1.5 Billion installs every month on #googleplay 20 Billion app installs on #googleplay worldwide to date #googleio #
  • Android apps sold in 132 countries. Free apps in 190 countries. #googleio #
  • App encryption is being introduced in #android #jellybean. Device specific key will protect devices. #googleio #
  • Smart app updates are also being introduced so that users don’t have to download a full new app each time to update apps #googleio #
  • Google Cloud Messaging is being announced & will be free for all developers. #io12 #googleio #
  • Movies and TV are now available for sale on #googleplay – not just rent. Big partnerships #io12 #
  • Magazines are also now available on #googleplay with 14 day trials availale to try #io12 #googleio #
  • Speaking of tablets… Hugo is back up #io12 #googleio #
  • Nexus 7 leaked earlier today, so this should be interesting #googleio #io12 #
  • Asus is the partner for Google’s new tablet Nexus 7 is a 7″ tablet built for #googleplay Running #jellybean #
  • Nexus 7 hasa 1280×800 HD display. Tegra 3 chipset with quad core CPU and 12 core GPU (16 Cores!!!) #io12 #googleio #
  • Nexus 7 has wifi, bluetooth, NFC, 9 hours of HD video playback, 340 grams. Fits in 1 hand #io12 #googleio #
  • “Nexus 7 is made for Google Play”… Looks like a great user interface. Ideal for reading books and magazines. #io12 #googleio #
  • You can download TV shows and movie for offline use. Also Nexus 7 introduces a new recommendation engine #io12 #
  • Nexus 7 is the first Android device to ship with chrome as the standard browser #io12 #
  • Google Maps now allows you to get an indoor tour of many locations. Compass w/ gyroscope mode allows you to look up & down. #
  • Google baked Google Translate into Google Currents for Nexus 7, which allows on-the-fly translation of web content. #io12 #
  • Graphics and animation for gaming look amazing in the Horn demo on #nexus7 WOOT #io12 #
  • Nexus7: $199 which includes a $25 credit to the #googleplay store & several other freebies. Orders ship mid July. #io12 #
  • Project Tungsten introduces Nexus Q…. #io12 #
  • Nexus Q is a small android powered computer that connects to all of your media in the cloud. #io12 #
  • Nexus Q lives in your home, plugs into the best speakers & tv in your house & is connected to the cloud. It’s connected to #googleplay #
  • You use your phone/tablet to control the cloud and deliver it over sphere shaped Nexus Q. Beautiful industrial design #io12 #
  • Nexus Q allows you to stream music and video to the best speakers and TV in your home. #io12 #
  • A ring of LEDs around the perimeter of Nexus Q looks cool. If you have more than 1 Nexus Q, you can play synced music around house. #
  • Nexus Q is also a social streaming device. Cloud connected juke box where everyone can add music to queue. #io12 #
  • At any time, anyone can move songs up the queue and take control of the jukebox on Nexus Q #io12 #
  • You can also share movies with friends using the Nexus Q on their TV. You control it with your Nexus 7 but content pulls from cloud #io12 #
  • Nexus Q will be available in the US for $299. Pre-orders will start today. Shipping in July #io12 #
  • Google+ announced all sorts of improvements including better tablet apps and google+ Events with calendar integration #io12 #
  • Sergey Brin just took the stage for a demo of glass! #io12 #
  • all sorts of craziness ensues… There are 2 guys in an airplane that Sergei is talking to via hangout. Going to jump out with #glass #io12 #
  • Guys just jumped out of plane over #moscone at #io12 #
  • how cool – live google hangout whilst jumping out of airplane over #sf #io12 #
  • Guys just landed on the roof of #moscone after jumping out of a plan & doing live google hangout #io12 #
  • Now, they’re doing life cycling tricks on the roof of #moscone & are going to repel down the side of the building… #io12 #
  • This is the #bestdemoever !! After repelling down the sice of the building, the guy jumped on a bike & cycled into the keynote! #io12 #
  • INSANE!!! #io12 #
  • Now we’re going to hear about Google Glass. #io12 #
  • Google Glass prototypes with Google Hangouts were used to power the crazy plane jumping demo. #io12 #
  • Glass was created to allow you to interact in the virtual world while in the real world. Sensors above the eye not over it. o12 #
  • Is it just me or do the models wearing Glass look ridiculous? #io12 #
  • Don’t get me wrong – Google Glass is a cool idea, but I think vanity will get in the way. #
  • Cool but IMHO, Glass is going to have to get a whole lot smaller before normal people are going to wear it. #io12 #
  • Google Glass Explorer Edition is now available for pre-order for US-Based I/O attendees only. #io12 #
  • Yowza $1500 price tag on the Glass Explorer Edition (beta) makes it a bit cost prohibitive for anyone except the biggest geeks. #io12 #
  • Glass Explorer Edition will ship to I/O attendees who purchase early next year. #io12 #
  • After hours party tonight will be the first real Google+ event with Train and Paul Oakenfold…Sweet! #io12 #
  • All #io12 attendees are getting an Android Developer Pack with a Galaxy Nexus Phone and a Nexus7, latest OTA for #jellybean & Nexus Q! #
  • Enormous NexusQ at #io12 http://t.co/SaGXAqAR #
  • If you’re at #io12 the @wipjam team is across the street at Jillians today and tomorrow: http://t.co/u7KgcSW0 #
  • I’m impressed by the real time closed captioning at #io12 It’s catching everything being said in this session (monetizing android apps) #
  • Interesting graph showing how TinyCo targets users to increase engagement over time. #io12 http://t.co/TxOtL9hr #
  • Tips from #io12 increase mobile app user engagement: launch content frequently, socially engage users & offer timely & relevant incentives #
  • Check out this @zynga drawsomething case study for “paymium model” from #io12 http://t.co/enCUKXq6 #
  • Developers: Here’s a diagram of how subscriptions work on #androidplay #io12 http://t.co/apZv6BTo #
  • Key takeaways from the #android monetization session at #io12 http://t.co/lgRZ0oUj #
  • Customized Google I/O Dandelion small batch chocolate. Packed by a Google Engineer… Priceless. #io12 http://t.co/h5vbiG9p #
  • Swapped my phone over to the #samsung #galaxynexus last night from the #motorolamobility #atrix I LOVE it. Best phone I’ve had. #io12 #
  • This cirque de soleil (sp?) html5 demo at #google #io12 is pretty awesome… one of the smoothest I’ve seen. #
  • Woohoo! We all get a free Google #chromebox #io12 #
  • Glass looks much better with shades… #io12 #
  • The session on bringing your app to TV at #io12 is packed. Here’s hoping there are big things to come from #googletv #
  • New experience for #googleplay is coming to #googletv this summer. #io12 #
  • I wonder what #nexusq means for #googletv in the long term… in reply to robpegoraro #
  • I’m at the @DolphinBrowser garage event at moscone south. Great panel! #
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